But I’ve never seen a bigger signup bonus for DirecTV than 30,000 United miles.
The offer is valid on the ‘Entertainment’ package which starts at $29.99 per month (plus taxes) and requires a two year agreement. Still, at 30,000 miles buying this service gets you miles for not more than the cost of buying the miles outright, and you get DirecTV to boot.
This is most ideal of course if you’re actually up for new TV service. Miles post in 6-8 weeks, and oddly enough (state laws can be so weird) no credit card is required in Massachusetts or Pennsylvania. One could presumably sign up, and still cancel service after obtaining the miles by paying out the remainder of the contract for $20 per month.
(HT: The Points Traveler)